In the previous post, I discussed the rise of OSS, the positive effects it had and how it changed software development. At the end of the post I mentioned that also some misconceptions sneaked in. These I will discuss in this post.
When I started to discuss accidental complexity on the architectural level in my “Simplify!” blog series, I quickly realized that I needed to discuss Open Source Software (OSS) first as it often acts as a driver of accidental complexity on the architectural level today.
In the previous post, I mentioned the second law of program evolution that Lehman described in his paper Programs, life cycles, and laws of software evolution